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Monday, March 17, 2008

Palm Sunday - Hari Kari Avoided!

This after-
noon as I was setting every-
thing up for Palm Sunday Mass I was checking to see if everyone had gotten a Palm before Mass. Something also possessed me whilst in the aisle to announce "Oh, and PLEASE turn off all cell phones - it will be the first time in 3 weeks we haven't had one go off."

At Mass I processed in with the rest. And right about when I was due to do the 2nd reading, the thought occurred to me: "Karen, did you turn off your OWN cell phone?"
No worries, I found out after Mass - I had - but believe me, I sweated an extra bullet or two all during reading the narrator's part and afterwards! (I usually DON'T bring my cell in at all.) Not too many people call me all week, and most of my friends know I'm at Mass late Sunday afternoons ... but.....

Thank God. I would have gotten no end of grief!


Rob said...

A couple of times I've carefully removed the battery during Mass when I have forgotten before. The off tone doesn't sound then. Enjoy all your posts.

swissmiss said...

Ok, call me devilish, but if I were a member of your parish and if I had your cell phone number, I would've tried it JUST to see. That would've been hilarious!!

I don't think it would've been too funny during the reading of the Passion though :)

gemoftheocean said...

Swiss: well,it's bad enough during the first part of the Mass, but it drives me crazy during the consecration --I'm sure I'm not the only person who feels like screaming!

rjw -- thanks!

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

Once I heard a sermon about this topic, when the preacher's cell phone went off. However, the timing of the call, the subject of the call, and the topic of the sermon made most of us who were friends of this priest suspicious that the call was staged (this priest is a notorious jokester).
Karen, if you ever get a call while on liturgical duty, claim that it was a call from "the Man upstairs".

gemoftheocean said...

AA: 00 GREAT idea: "That was the Holy Spirit who would like me to tell Mrs. Murphy to STOP letting Bobby run around on the pews with his hard soled shoes like a perfect hellion."

Anonymous said...

You are so funny Karen.

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